United Kingdom Top Sites for Genealogy

    Ancestry.co.uk

    Family tree, genealogy and census records.

    ancestry.co.uk

    Findmypast.co.uk

    Family history research online. Enables to create a family tree using birth, marriage and death indexes, census returns and many more historical UK family history records.

    findmypast.co.uk

    FamilySearch

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides an online search of the millions of names in its International Genealogical Index, and of genealogical Web sites. Also information on its Family History Library and local branches.

    familysearch.org

    Ancestry.com

    Subscription based resource of worldwide census, marriage, newspaper and various other records. Includes some free searchable databases, columns and articles, gedcoms, and forums.

    ancestry.com

    MyHeritage

    MyHeritage makes it easier for people around the world to discover their heritage and strengthen their bonds with family and friends. At MyHeritage.com you can create your family s website, build a family tree, research your ancestors, and discover distan

    myheritage.com

    Geni

    Enables the creation of a family tree, and a profile, which can be shared with family and friends.

    geni.com

    Scotland's People

    Official government source for genealogical data. Searchable database, frequently asked questions, and links to other resources.

    scotlandspeople.gov.uk

    The Genealogist

    UK Birth Marriage and Deaths, Census Transcripts, Parish Records and more. Subscriptions from under £5 a month.

    thegenealogist.co.uk

    23 and Me

    DNA based ancestry testing to help identify your genetic relatives

    23andme.com

    Francis Frith Collection

    Old photos and maps of 7,000 UK towns and villages taken between 1860 and 1970. Thumbnail views, watermarked enlargements and ordering details.

    francisfrith.com

    FreeREG - Search UK Parish Register Indices

    The FreeREG Project's objective is to provide free Internet searches of baptism, marriage, and burial records, which have been transcribed from English parish registers.

    freereg.org.uk

    Family Tree DNA

    DNA is the ultimate link in the family and social network. DNA can show relationships between individuals, whether close, or distant. It also establishes fingerprints for the purpose of determining ancestral pedigrees. Any person can have a simple DNA tes

    familytreedna.com

    WikiTree

    A free, collaborative worldwide family tree project by a community of genealogists and their family members.

    wikitree.com

    TribalPages

    Service to build and store your family tree online. Upload photographs and organize your family album.

    tribalpages.com

    Genuki

    Large resource for UK and Irish genealogy, lists various guides, county by county links, bulletin boards, mailing lists and many other relevant articles and links.

    genuki.org.uk

    RootsChat

    Forum for genealogy and local history in Ireland and the British Isles, divided into forums for each county and general topics.

    rootschat.com

    Findmypast.com

    Family tree research using births, marriage and death indexes.

    findmypast.com

    A Vision of Britain Through Time

    Information on places in Great Britain between 1801 and 2001, including maps, statistical trends and historical descriptions. Search by place name, postcode or map.

    visionofbritain.org.uk

    Online Parish Clerks

    Project to make available on-line all the available historical parish data including census returns, church registers, churchwardens accounts, land tax records, postal directory extracts, church and village histories.

    lan-opc.org.uk

    LostCousins

    LostCousins enables family historians to link up with distant relatives all over the world. Highly accurate automated matching eliminates the need for others to see your data - it's the most secure way to find researchers who share your interests.

    lostcousins.com

    The Peerage

    Genealogical and biographical information on the rulers of Britain from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II. Includes information on the British peerage and European royalty.

    thepeerage.com

    Ancestry Library Edition

    Ancestry.com is the largest family history site online with over 4 billion names in worldwide historical records, family tree services and genealogy learning materials

    ancestrylibrary.com

    GeneaNet

    Features a network of online genealogy databases.

    geneanet.org

    Internet Surname Database

    A free to search database of family surname origins. With genealogy site and book reviews.

    surnamedb.com

    Staffordshirebmd

    Staffordshire County Births, Marriage and Deaths Indexes.

    staffordshirebmd.org.uk

    House of Names

    Features surname name histories and coats of arms.

    houseofnames.com

    UK Census Online - Free Search

    Practical information about the UK 1841 - 1911 censuses and how to use it to research your family history.

    ukcensusonline.com

    Genealogy.com

    Offers FamilyTreeMaker software, subscription based access to searchable databases plus forums, news, and research tips.

    genealogy.com

    Archives.com

    Offering a complete resource guide, the sharing of family photos and documents.

    archives.com

    Ancestry.ca

    In this area of our website you will find our Media Centre, with all the latest Ancestry.ca press releases and general information on who we are, including company information and our contact details. Also available is background information on our media

    ancestry.ca

    Ulster Historical Foundation

    A non-profit making organisation, founded in 1956 to promote interest in Irish history and genealogy.

    ancestryireland.com

    The Workhouse

    Peter Higginbotham explores in depth the history of the British buildings where employment was provided for the destitute. Includes a gazetteer by country and county.

    workhouses.org.uk

    Scran

    Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network, multimedia resources on history and culture in Scotland.

    scran.ac.uk

    Curious Fox

    Gazetteer of villages and towns in the UK with links to exact locations on old and modern maps, plus a page for each village with genealogy and local history queries.

    curiousfox.com

    Cheshire BMD

    Holds the original records of births, marriages and deaths back to the start of civil registration in 1837.

    cheshirebmd.org.uk